From lavish high teas to indulgence with bubbly, afternoon tea in the UK is a timeless tradition. Served in iconic restaurants and contemporary hideaways, choose from traditionally glamorous delicacies or modern twists on classic teatime treats.
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Great John Street Hotel
Traditional Afternoon Tea £23
Inside an eclectic town house in Manchester is Afternoon Tea at Great John Street Hotel. Winner of ‘Most Intimate Hotel Bar’ status by In-Out Magazine, the hotel’s Oyster Bar serves a classic and timeless interpretation of afternoon tea.
Great John Street, Manchester, M3 4FD
Annies Restaurant & Tea Shop
Champagne Afternoon Tea £24.95
Owned by coronation street actress Jennie McAlpine and her partner, Annies Restaurant & Tea Shop serves classic British cuisine with a fine dining flourish. Found within the iconic Royal Exchange Theatre, Annies in Manchester is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the lively area.
5 Old Bank Street, Manchester, M2 7PE
King Street Tavern (King St Townhouse)
Gentlemens Afternoon Tea
Served in an impressive Italian renaissance building dating back to 1872, afternoon tea at King Street Tavern offers a quintessentially British treat in historic surrounds. Indulge in a selection of sweet and savoury delights amidst designer fabrics, ambient lighting and an array of locally commissioned art.
10 Booth Street, Manchester, M2 4AW
Champagne Afternoon Tea £28
Informal yet ultra-fashionable, Harvey Nichols Second Floor Brasserie showcases supreme modern European cuisine. This elevated spot offers views over the city, and a black lacquered bar offers a fashionable selection.
21 New Cathedral Street, Exchange Square, Manchester, M1 1AD
47 King Street West
House champagne afternoon tea £22.95
Enjoying a prime location within the bustling knot of Manchester city centre, 47 King Street West offers first-class food and service, and some of the city’s finest food and drink. Showcasing the talents of head chef Rod Francis, the menu is led by French & British classics with a modern touch. Afternoon teas are also a 47 King Street speciality.
47 King Street West, Manchester, M3 2PW
The River Restaurant – The Lowry
Traditional afternoon tea £22.50 or with champagne £33
Tucked away inside the award-winning The Lowry Hotel and perched right on the River Irwell, The River Restaurant offers fine British cuisine and sumptuous cuts from the Josper grill. This Manchester restaurant boasts a sweeping outdoor terrace, inviting bar area and private dining room.
50 Dearmans Place, Salford, M3 5LH
Cloud 23 – Manchester Deansgate
Traditional Afternoon Tea £23
An ultra-fashionable hideaway on Manchester’s trendy Deansgate, Cloud 23 serves flashy bespoke cocktails and refined afternoon tea. A slick, penthouse-style setting, surrounding floor-to-ceiling windows frame panoramic views of the city.
303 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ
The Midland Hotel
Afternoon tea & a Pimm’s £20
Offering one of Manchester’s grandest dining experiences, afternoon tea at The Midland Hotel is a lavish occasion. In the plush Octagon Lounge, enjoy tea surrounded by sleek pillars, corniced ceilings and lavish drapes.
The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS
Traditional afternoon tea £12.50
A 2-floor café in one of Manchester’s trendiest areas, Patisserie Valerie Deansgate showcases French-style cuisine. The window display is stocked full with classic sweet treats, while the year-round ice cream counter offers an array of flavours.
2-4 St Ann Street Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BW
Marco’s New York Italian by Marco Pierre White
Champagne Afternoon Tea for £22.95
Marco’s New York Italian – Media City serves mouth-watering food inspired by Italian and American traditions. From world-famous chef Marco Pierre White, the restaurant brings authentic New York style to Salford’s buzzing Media City.
MediaCityUK, Manchester, M50 2HT